A Chat with King Academy of Flight
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Almost 20 years of experience training pilots, emphasis placed on safety, comfort, and fun. In-flight photographs to record your flight.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Just bring yourself, all else is included.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Love of flight, and the desire to share it in a safe and fun way.
What do you love most about your job?
The freedom of flying, and seeing the wonder on the faces of people when they discover the joy of flight.
King Academy of Flight
King Academy of Flight's head instructor focuses just as much on teaching the joy and philosophy of flight as she does the practical skills of a pilot. For some lessons, she visually dissects aircraft new and old, ranging from propeller-craft such as the Nanchan CJ-6A––a plane she sometimes flies––to modern airliners, and everything in between. Other lessons, of course, focus on practical skills, highlighting ideas gleaned from her endless practical experience. While she teaches how to read instruments and the like, she also teaches how to fly over mountains or how to deal with minor events that can happen in older craft, such as the Red Baron trying to start a dogfight with you.
When the ore vein beneath the mining town of Goldfield faulted, the once booming settlement dwindled. As the number of residents dropped, its fate seem sealed as a ghost town. However, as time marched on, and the historic structures endured, the ambience of the place became something of a tourist attraction. Locals saw an opportunity to transform the old town into a unique amusement park, paying tribute to the past with family-friendly fun, games, and rides such as The Dolly Steamboat and Gold Panning at Prospector's Palace.
Goldfield's skyline is markedly different today, thanks to the knowledge of renowned thrill-ride designer Stan Checketts. The expert—whose work can be found in Las Vegas casinos, Six Flags, and Disney parks—transformed the once empty air into an adrenaline-pumping ride: Superstition Zipline. Visitors safely strap into ski lift-like seats to ride two at a time. The ride propels people backwards, then sends them soaring above the old mining buildings.
Whether you get through the entire course or just half of it, you'll still get some good golfing in at Apache Creek Golf Club in Apache Junction.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This course also has a fabulous restaurant.
Take the kids along too — this course is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Apache Creek Golf Club.
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